The OIG has heard and seen it all, right? It is hard to imagine the daily insanity of discovering and investigating fraudulent behavior within the healthcare industry. One thing is for sure; they are not messing around.Read More
A CIA is a serious weapon available to the OIG to resolve allegations of fraud and abuse. Let's take a look back at some of the history of Corporate Integrity Agreements and how they are used.Read More
As we all know, Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA’s) are an excellent resource to a compliance officer when trying to stay ahead of the ever-changing compliance landscape. CIA’s provide a wealth of information as to what the Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes should be elements of an effective compliance program. They can also help clarify roles and responsibilities of the board or senior leadership in a healthcare organization. It is highly recommended that you monitor CIAs posted on the OIG site on a periodic basis to see if the model CIA has been updated or changed.Read More
There is nothing like D.C. in the spring. The Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) held its annual Compliance Institute in DC for 2017 and almost 3,000 of the nation’s compliance officers/managers gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for three days. As has been the case for years, the conference was spectacular.
It is refreshing to be around so many people who share the same goal - compliance and quality care.